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The Preacher
02-06-2006, 09:05 PM
When I started trout fishing as a teen-ager, we fished Tellico and Citico all the time and in the summer would shake sourwood trees for the worms that would fall off the leaves. They were deadly on trout. I've wanted a pattern for them ever since. I'm not even sure what kind of worm it is, but it looked sort of like a tobacco worm.

The Preacher
02-09-2006, 09:30 PM
I guess not! :)

RFowler
02-10-2006, 01:20 AM
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-11/878937/hornworm.jpg

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-11/878937/photo4left.jpg

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-11/878937/photo4right.jpg

Preacher, let me know if it looks like any of these and I'll try to come up with something for you.

The Preacher
02-10-2006, 04:20 PM
Looks like the green one on top. I don't think they have fuzz on them.

RFowler
02-10-2006, 05:13 PM
Can you remember how big they were? Caterpillar size or Inchworm (fat or skinny, in other words?) Did they have the horn on them like the top photo? If you take the legs out of the middle of the worm in the top photo you'll pretty much have the common inchworm.

The Preacher
02-10-2006, 09:03 PM
Much fatter than an inch worm, I don't remember a horn, legs sort of like the top pic, but not furry. Segmented, I believe.

RFowler
02-10-2006, 09:28 PM
Preacher,
Let me know what size you'd be interested in and I'll give 'er a go. Maybe you and I could get out and give them a try when they're out and about.

The Preacher
02-11-2006, 10:41 AM
Probably about a size 12 2xl hook. I live just up the hill behind Bethel Baptist Church, which is the church on the hill just across from Little River Outfitters. I work a pretty flexible schedule, so stop by sometime and we'll fish.

RFowler
02-11-2006, 11:26 AM
I'll work on a few things for you then ;). I lived in Wears Valley last year and wanted to find a full gospel, spirit filled church! Is that your church? I may be up that way later next week and I'll swing by to see you. I'll let you know for sure before I get there.

Byron Begley
02-11-2006, 06:35 PM
Hey Preacher and Rusty, Walter says the Green Weenie which was originated by George Harvey of State College, PA was designed to imitate the inchworm or sourwood worm. Byron :)

The Preacher
02-11-2006, 10:54 PM
Thanks, Byron. I know the green weenie...I'll take it from here.